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A great community newspaper

VOL. 7 NO. 40

October 6, 2012

Takin’ it outside


Meet Earley

Singer/songwriter Jason Earley is a senior at Union County High School and has released two professionally produced CDs with all original songs. Earley puts his heart and soul into everything he does and has a passion for multiple entertainment genres. His career has really taken off in the past year as he has added acting and modeling to his repertoire.



See story on page 2

Pumpkins are here Folks have been waiting for them all summer and they’re finally here. Pumpkins, ranging in size from a couple of pounds to larger than a side table, rolled into the Union County Farmers Market on Sept. 29.

See Cindy’s wrap-up on page 3

Visiting Starkville Based on the assumption that many Shopper-News readers have never been to Mississippi State for a late-night football game, and may not go, here is a virtual trip without charges for travel, food, lodging or tickets. Starkville is famous for far more than football and creative recruiting. Notorious gangster Machine Gun Kelly lived there two years while studying agriculture. His highest grade was C+ in physical hygiene. If professors had been more supportive, Kelly might have chosen farming over crime.

Marvin West has more on page 5

FFA at the Fair The FFA Chapter in Union County won big at the Tennessee Valley Fair with several students bringing home ribbons:

See the winners on page 7

Index Coffee Break Community Government/Politics Marvin West/Lynn Hutton Dr. Bob Collier Kids Calendar

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The completed outdoor classroom at Big Ridge Elementary

By Cindy Taylor It took 858 hours and 21 months from planning to completion, but the outdoor classroom m at Big Ridge Elementary ry Sc School Scho hoo oll o is finally finished. Cedar edar arr benches are ready for for students thanks to thee hard work of Jerry ryy Myers of Boy Scout outt Troop 401 and comcom m-munity volunteers.. Big Big Ridge Elementaryy pri prinin-cipal Roger Flatford ord says says it was well worth the wait. waitt. “I am already thinking of ways this can be used by students and the community,” said Flatford. “Jerry chose a project that will benefit many people and the wheelchair accessibil-

By Sandra Clark County Commissioners will discuss and decide on whether to participate in a solar project for public buildings in the county. Counterproposals have been made by John Kemp of Earth Right and Robbie Thomas of Efficient Energy of Tennessee. Commissioners first must decide whether to participate, and then which of the vendors to choose. Union County Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Courthouse. Agenda items include appointment of members to the E-911

By Jake Mabe A free drug awareness event will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Black Oak Plaza in Halls. Jason Berry, pastor of River of Hope Church, says the event is not a church event, but an evening to raise awareness about

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Scout rank at the end of September.” mom, Linda Myers. “We are very proud of him for Teachers and students are already sticking with his plan and turning enjoying the outdoor classroom durout such a wonderful addition to the ing structured and leisure time. school that will benefit the community for years to come,” said Jerry’s More photos on A-3

board. These terms have expired: Stanley Boles - 4 year term Joyce Meltabarger- 6 year term R.L. Jones – 6 year term G.W. Rutherford will give the annual report of the planning commission. Mike Viles will lead a discussion of the lack of Internet service and water lines on Tater Valley Road. Commissioners will discuss a countywide random employee drug testing policy. In old business, commissioners will revisit the resolution on phone card commissions, fees and revenue.

Cooper is homecoming queen Alex Padgett escorts Union County High School homecoming queen Kelly Cooper. Cooper represented the softball team. Photo submitted

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Big Ridge principal Roger Flatford thanks Jerry Myers for his work is bringing an outdoor classroom to the school. Photos submitted

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ity makes this a truly wonderful area for everyone.” The outdoor classroom is Myers’ Eagle project. “I lea learned a lot from working o n this tth his i project,” project, said Myers. “It p took took longer to longe than I planned lon but but I am very happy bu with w ith the outcome.” Myers said he M learned lleea something from fr fr every volunteer who worked te with w ith him, from concrete work, wor construction and w tree cutting, to saw mill and cut quarry operations. ope “All of the h businesses were great to work with and the volunteers worked tirelessly to finish the project. Now I look forward to earning my Eagle


the growing substance abuse problem in the area, particularly prescription drug abuse, and to highlight ways in which addicts and families can seek help. “We began to see this affecting people from every walk of life, not just your so-called ‘typical Jason Berry

pothead,’ ” Berry says. “We saw it in our church. Families were devastated from theft, abuse and court costs.” The keynote speaker will be Jessica Akhrass,

a Farragut resident whose brother died from a drug overdose. She is currently working on state legislation to help curb prescription drug abuse. Tommy Gass, who has recovered from drug addiction, will also speak. “The biggest thing we want to To page 3





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5 years old and he inspired me to pursue a music career.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life? Jesus Christ, because He saved me, remade me and has an unconditional love for me. He gives me a purpose in life.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Skateboarding – I can cruise around, but I can’t quite pop out a trick yet.

What is the best present you ever received in a box?

Jason Earley

At age 6, my first guitar.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?

Singer/songwriter Jason Earley is a senior at Union County High School and a member of the BETA Club and FCA. He is a worship leader in high school ministries at Fellowship Church and has released two professionally produced CDs with all original songs. But he is not just another new artist. Earley puts his heart and soul into everything he does and has a passion for multiple entertainment genres. His career has really taken off in the past year as he has added acting and modeling to his repertoire. With all this going on one would think Jason needed to take a breather. “Slowing down is not an option for me,” said Earley. “My career is blasting into action but I keep my heart grounded in my ultimate inspiration, love, savior and friend – Jesus Christ.” Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Jason Earley:

Don’t put off ’til tomorrow what you can do for God today ... And clean your room.

What is your social media of choice? There are three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: thejasonearleymusic

What is the worst job you have ever had? I don’t consider any “job” a bad one. At my age, it’s all great experience.

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie?

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon?

“You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” – “The Sandlot.”

When I was young, definitely “Power Rangers.”

What are you guilty of? I have been known to create a sandwich out of peanut butter, Hershey’s Chocolate Sauce and Nutella.

What irritates you?

What is your favorite material possession?

When I misplace an item and can’t find it.

Singer/songwriter Jason Earley Photo submitted

My acoustic guitar – I worked hard to get it and now it works for me.

What’s one place in Union County everyone should visit?

What are you reading currently? “City on Our Knees” by Toby Mac.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Of all moments, when I used to laugh like a dolphin before my voice changed.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Be faithful to Christ for my entire life, love others before myself and earn multiple Dove Awards (and a Grammy). These goals are far greater to me than any vacation.

What is one word others often use to describe you and why? Creative – because of my music and art abilities.

Anywhere on Norris Lake. Sit back, relax and watch for bald eagles.

What is your greatest fear?

I would like to be a better guitar player because I aspire to be as professional on the guitar as Brad Paisley or Keith Urban.

If I were standing on the top of the Burj tower in Dubai, I wouldn’t be very comfortable.

What is your passion?

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? Go skydiving.

Glorifying Jesus through the music that I write, sing and perform. It’s all for Him.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? It would be fantastic to sit down and have a sweet tea with Clay Walker. I saw him on TV when I was

-- Cindy Taylor

It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Union County Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Cindy Taylor, Include contact info if you can.

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Leadership group tours county Members of the Regional Leadership Class toured Union County in September. The focus was on education and Union County Leadership members Susan Oaks, Jamie Branton and Eddie Graham hosted the group as they visited Union County schools, the Union County Museum and Beach Island resort.

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of green, white and grey. Decorative corn and corn stalks were available. Other vendors also have the fall favorite along with various gourds and squash. From pie making to fall décor, the pumpkin of your dreams is here. Muscadine grapes are still available and sweet potatoes are making an appearance. Late crops of beans and corn are in but show up early and get them quickly.

“For me, the take-away moment of this tour was the discovery of Paulette Elementary,” said Bill Black, executive director of East Tennessee Leadership. “The thought and organization that went into planning that school is very impressive.” The visit concluded with a pontoon boat ride on Norris Lake and snacks at Bubba Brews. ■

East Tennessee Regional Leadership executive director Bill Black admires one of the century-old flags that hang on a wall at the Union County Museum. ■


Folks have been waiting for them all summer and they’re finally here. Pumpkins, ranging in size from a couple of pounds to larger than a side table, rolled into the Union County Farmers Market on Sept. 29. Bill and Jim Morgan pulled in a trailer-load of the orange beauties and also brought decorative pumpkins in shades

Jim Morgan shows his trailer-load of pumpkins.

Drug awareness do is raise awareness to the addict and also the families of an addict that there are programs out there. A lot of people want to seek help but they don’t know where to go. We’re just trying to let people know that there’s help, some of it free.” Information booths will be staffed by Bradford Health Systems, Celebrate Recovery, Centerpoint Residential and Helen Ross McNabb, Cornerstone of

Beautifying an entrance

Folks traveling into Sharps Chapel may have noticed the sign at the entrance is much more attractive. Residents Pat Blackburn and Lynn Pritchard cleaned out the brush and trash surrounding the sign. “Someone had hit the sign and knocked it over, and briars were growing all over it,” said Blackburn. “We got tired of looking at it.” The duo dug up and hauled off brush and placed rocks around the sign. Once The recently “remodeled” sign at the entrance to Sharps Chapel they had everything clean, Photos by C. Taylor they added fall décor. Residents might want to take notice and give these The fall walking program ers Market is located in front two a hearty thank you for continues with walkers meet- of the high school and is open improving the look of the ing at 9 a.m. at the market. from 9 a.m. to noon every Sharps Chapel entrance. Contact: The Union County Farm- Saturday through Oct. 27.

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Recovery, the Metropolitan Drug Commission, North Side YMCA, One Step, Second Chance Recovery, Teen Challenge and True Purpose Recovery. Music will be provided by Selfless Son. The event will be held under a 40-by60-foot tent in the shopping center. Sponsors are The UPS Store, Bob Johnson Insurance, River of Hope Church and Go Forward Ministries.

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Women’s League to hold autumn gala The Halls Crossroads Women’s League will hold its annual Autumn Gala at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at The Foundry. Call 922-1817 or see any League member for ticket information. Tickets include dinner. A live auction and dancing will follow. All proceeds will go directly back into the community.

Assistant scoutmaster Bill Collins and volunteer dad Billie Myers complete the podium for the outdoor classroom.

The grounds at Big Ridge Elementary before the outdoor classroom project. Photos submitted

Halls Hoops golf tourney is Oct. 8 The second annual Halls Hoops basketball benefit golf tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 8, at Beaver Brook. Play is a four-person scramble with prizes for the winning team and runner-up. Cost per team is $300. Info: or or call 661-2012 or 922-0425.

Medicare help for seniors The Union County Office on Aging is offering Medicare help for seniors. Office staff can help seniors understand their plans, make changes to coverage, apply for subsidies and more. Info: Samantha, 992-3292 or 992-0361.

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Fall Big Ridge is close-knit community break Teachers, kids and parents will be taking a needed break this week with many families actually heading out of town.

Sandra Clark By Sandra Clark Big Ridge Elementary School sits atop a hill on Hickory Valley Road on the way to Big Ridge State Park. The new outdoor classroom (featured on page 1) is just the latest gift of love from the community. “We’re a close-knit community with a lot of parent involvement,� said principal Roger Flatford. With 15 years of service at Big Ridge Elementary School, Flatford is the dean of Union County principals. Big Ridge serves kindergarten through 5th grade with two classrooms for each grade except 4th, which is the largest class with 26 students. Big Ridge has 185 students, up 15 from last year, and 11 teachers. “I am proud of this school,� said PTO president Jennifer Wilson. “We have wonder-

Fall and spring breaks are so logical that you’d think school systems all over would have adopted them. But just down the road in Knox County, a hodge-podge of special interests has blocked implementation of a balanced calendar. Every time an administrator nervously mentions it, the next few school board meetings are packed with owners of summer camps and swimming pools aghast that the sacred summer might be shortened. I like breaks – fall, spring, summer and Christmas. On a personal note, my trip to Big Ridge Elementary School was a hoot. The kids there sure aren’t scared to speak out. Standing in the hall, waiting for principal Flatford, I waved to a gaggle of maybe first graders walking into the cafeteria. “Are you a cop?� asked one. “Why would you think that?� I said. “Your bag,� he said, pointing to my camera bag. “That’s a camera,� I said. “I’m a reporter.� “A reporter!� said a little girl. “I thought you were a basketball player.� I guess when you are pint-sized every adult looks like a quart.

Fall carnival ahead

Meet the principal Roger Flatford Roger Flatford is a veteran educator, having taught for 14 years at Maynardville Elementary School before becoming principal 15 years ago at Big Ridge Elementary School. Early in his career, Flatford worked at the Y in Halls, handling both afterschool and summer child care. He has no kids of his own, but enjoys the students at Big Ridge. “I love them all day and send them home at night. They are good kids.� Tosha Lucas got the last word. As the interview ended, Flatford stepped into the office to address the printer. His solution: a smack on the side. “Hitting the printer harder does not make it work better,� said Lucas.

Keck honored for public service By Cindy Taylor The state House of Representatives has recognized Union County resident Billy Keck for dedicating his professional career and community service to improving the quality of life for his fellow citizens. Speaker of the House Beth Harwell signed the proclamation which was presented to Keck on Sept. 29 by state Rep. Dennis “Coach� Roach at a private event attended by close friends and family. “I don’t know what to say,�

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the highlight of the school’s social and fund-raising life. “This is our only school fundraiser,â€? said Wilson. “We don’t sell candy or wrapping paper or coupon books.â€? And the carnival always draws parents and extended families. Dinner (chili, hot dogs, nachos) starts at 5:30 p.m. with games to follow. Each child buys tickets upon arrival, and then spends the tickets to play bingo or in an effort to win carnival prizes. Each classroom has a game, and one teacher and her husband always decorate an unused classroom as a mini-haunted house. Each class donates a themed basket which is sold via silent auction. It’s a great cause for a great Big Ridge will roar back to little school. And you might just school on Monday with all eyes leave with a smile. Especially pointed toward Friday, Oct. 19. if you get to dance with Roger That’s the annual Fall Carnival – Flatford. ful, wonderful teachers. And our principal is just great. You should have seen him dance the Macarena and the Hokey Pokey. ‌ Of course, I danced too. I almost died the next morning.â€? Wilson said the kids had not had a school dance in a while and everyone was excited. “One child asked if we could have a dance every Friday night.â€? Wilson said no, but the PTO would like to schedule dances for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and sometime in the spring. Jennifer’s husband, Jamie Wilson, attended Big Ridge back when the school was K-8. Now a daughter is in 2nd grade and a 3-year-old is waiting her turn.


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said Keck. “I’ve been chair of the Republican Party for four years and everyone has rolled up their sleeves and helped me. It is not anything I have done personally.� The proclamation says that Keck possesses the time-honored values of hard work and common sense and often reaches out to members of his community whom life has treated unkindly. Most recently Keck was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission. State Rep. Dennis Roach with Billy and Mary Keck.

Fruit sale underway The annual fruit sale at Union County High School is underway and will extend until Nov. 22. Contact CTE students (those in career and techni-

cal education) for information. Citrus choices include navel oranges, juice oranges, tangelos and grapefruit. Apples are also for sale. Fruit is shipped directly

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ ahead Tickets are available now for the Powell Playhouse production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.� The play runs from Oct. 25-28

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from the packing houses and expected arrival is Tuesday, Nov. 27. Direct contact with the school may be made by calling 992-0180.

NOTES â– Sunnybrook Apartments, 4500 Doris Circle in Halls, will hold a yard sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the community room. Arts, crafts and refreshments. â–  Thorn Grove Odd Fellow Lodge will host a country ham breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Thorn Grove Community Club.

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War on Knox County peddlers Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith has declared war on the weekend peddlers that frequent major roads, such as Maynardville Pike Smith in Halls and Clinton Highway. “This should be the last summer for them,� said Smith. He’s asked Law Director Bud Armstrong to draft a resolution or ordinance to enable the county’s codes enforcement to control the roadside vendors. What can be done? “We can ask them to have written permission from the property owner,� Smith said. “I’m not after the yard sales in subdivisions, but those almost permanent businesses on the sides of the road.� He said he’s received numerous complaints. – S. Clark


Cheap trip to Starkville TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


ased on the assumption that many Shopper-News readers have never been to Mississippi State for a late-night football game, and may not go, here is a virtual trip without charges for travel, food, lodging or tickets. The appropriately named town of Starkville (nicknamed Starkpatch by the crude and insensitive) is a ways down the road from Memphis and out Highway 82. Population is 23,926 except on select Saturdays. Starkville is the social and political hub of Oktibbeha County. It was Choctaw country before the relatively young USA worked out a little land swap with the Indians. Eleven million acres changed hands in the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. You can look it up. Starkville has made great strides. Median household in-

come is $22,590. What you may have heard about food stamps just isn’t true. “Everybody” is not everybody. Starkville is famous for far more than football and creative recruiting. Notorious gangster Machine Gun Kelly lived there two years while studying agriculture. His highest grade was C+ in physical hygiene. If professors had been more supportive, Kelly might have chosen farming over crime. Cool Papa Bell brought honor. He went from Starkville to the baseball Hall of Fame. Julio Borbon went from Starkville to UT to the Texas Rangers. Jerry Rice made his mark in the NFL. I’ve always thought a Starkville highlight was the arrest and overnight lockup of Johnny Cash. That was 1965. Johnny warmed the concert

Eden’s Law CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton Or what woman having 10 silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, “Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.” (Luke 15: 8-9 NRSV)


ere we are, back in Jesus’ Lost and Found Department: a lost sheep, a lost coin, and the triumphant story of the lost son (or the lost older brother, depending on where you stand to view the action).

I may as well confess my shortcomings up front and get it over with. Clutter and I are well acquainted. I blame my love of the written word, mostly, because I cannot bear to throw away a scrap of paper with some well-crafted

crowd at the animal husbandry building on the MSU campus. He sang bass and songs about crycry-crying, freight trains and walking the line. His band retreated to Memphis but Cash, supposedly troubled and restless, decided to hang around. He visited a frat house, dropped in on a private party and finally arrived at the University Motel. Well, shucks, or something like that, he was out of cigarettes. He went walking but convenience stores were closed. He was intrigued by a private lawn sprinkled with flowers. I don’t know what he was doing beside that tree. Somebody who should have been asleep called the law. The police didn’t believe Johnny Cash was Johnny Cash. They thought the gaunt man in black might be a migratory vagrant. They took him in to sober up. He kicked the cell door and broke his toe. To get even, he wrote the song “Starkville City Jail.” There is no Starkville city jail but not many words rhyme with Oktibbeha County Jail. Years later, keen, cognizant Robbie Ward turned Cash’s version of the arrest, that he was just picking flowers, into a festival and negotiated a symbolic “par-

don” for the repentant superstar. Amazing what all goes on in Starkpatch, oops, Starkville. Good town. Good people. Many places of worship. Twice as many Baptists as Methodists. First in Mississippi to prohibit indoor smoking. Starkvillians are not all rednecks in bib overalls and old pickup trucks. There is considerable culture, a clock museum, a piano showcase, a strong veterinary school, the John Grisham room at the campus library. Even as we speak, the Starkville Community Theater is rehearsing Six Dance Lessons by Richard Alfieri.

Hotel Chester, 101 North Jackson Street, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Football fans can be a country pain. They ring those blasted cowbells before, during and after games at Davis Wade Stadium. They talk about cowbell etiquette but clang-clanging continues. The SEC fined the school $30,000 and imposed cowbell limitations. Compliance will supposedly determine the future of the bells. The NCAA will determine the future of recruiting. Big, bad Bulldogs may determine the football future of Tennessee.

sentence on it. I have magazines (especially Christmas issues) that I haven’t looked at in years. Enough confessing. You get the idea. I have too much stuff, too many tasks to complete, too many responsibilities, and too many other things I would rather do than deal with the problem. All of which means I spend a fair amount of time looking for things, which is why I love Jesus’ Lost and Found Department. Boy, can I relate to the woman looking for the coin! When my daughter Eden was about 5, I was frantically searching for something, she observed calmly, “Don’t worry, Mom. You’ll find it when you are looking for something else.” Turned out, she was right – then, and many times since. It happened to me today – twice! I had been searching for well over a week for a pair of earrings

that I love. My Jordan bought them years ago at the Greekfest at St. George’s, and eventually turned them over to me. They are simple teardropped-shaped black leather, with a Chi slashed across them – the first letter in Christos. This morning, I was looking for a coin, needing another quarter to make a simple purchase, and there they were, in the cup holder of my car. When I found them, I remembered why I had taken them off and put them there, and laughed at myself. On a much more frustrating level, I had bought two pages of stamps last week. I remembered well where I was standing when I used the first one. I was in my office. I could not remember using another one. Could I find them now? Are you kidding? I searched at home, at work, in my car (several times), at home again, at work again. Finally, because I had things I had to mail,

I went to the Post Office and was standing in line to buy more stamps. I reached into my purse to retrieve my wallet and saw a folded piece of paper I didn’t recognize. My stamps. I had looked in my purse before, but if you think my house is cluttered …! I’m quite certain the nice lady behind the counter wondered why I came to the Post Office. For a visit? Just to say hello? I smiled at her as I turned and left, making no purchase, offering no explanation. Eden’s Law has not been repealed. I find things when I am looking for something else. If that is true in a house (or car), is it also true in life? In relationships? In our work or play? In our Christian walk? Like the woman in the parable, I should call some friends to come and celebrate with me. But I would have to clean the house first.

Rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous By Jake Mabe Big band leader Brad Walker got to rub shoulders with the rich and famous earlier this year when he attended a 90th birthday party for trumpeter and bandleader Ray Anthony in Los Angeles. Walker performed as a pickup musician in Anthony’s band a few times several years ago when Anthony was still touring. They have remained good friends. “He’s even sent me arrangements for my band,” Walker says. “Some of the biggest requests we get are for his charts.” Anthony is best known for “The Bunny Hop” and for hit singles of the TV themes to “Dragnet” and “Peter Gunn.” He also hosted a short-lived variety show and worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Hugh Hefner.

The party was held at the Odyssey restaurant in Beverly Hills. Anthony’s orchestra played and about 200 friends and families helped Anthony celebrate. Among them were Hefner, record producer Berry Gordy and actor Jerry Stiller. Anthony has promised Walker he will conduct Bob Havens Walker’s band at its 10th anniversary celebration next year. Walker also played a private gig at Cherokee Country Club last month with trombone player Bob Havens, who was a member of Lawrence Welk’s band for 30 years and was a familiar face on Welk’s TV show. “He’s 82 years old,” Walker says, “and still

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revolved around the advice Welk used to give his band and singers: “Look like you’re having fun but don’t have any.” “A lot of jazz musicians poke fun at Welk, but he had one of the best bands and was very organized,” Walker said. “A lot of people asked Bob why he played with Welk for so long. He said, ‘Well, No. 1, he pays well and it’s a steady job, and No. 2, it’s great music.’ ” Coincidentally enough, Walker’s friend Anthony tried to hire Havens away from Welk to play on Anthony’s TV show. “Ray Anthony’s show only lasted about six months. Bob said, ‘I made Brad Walker, singer Valerie Duke and bandleader Ray the right choice!’ ” Walker says the big band business Anthony at Anthony’s 90th birthday party. is booming and is starting to become popular among college students. He’s got a few big dates planned for 2013 and plays very well. We did some Dixieland music, says folks can keep up with the band through which is his specialty.” its Facebook page or by emailing Walker at Walker said his favorite Bob Havens story

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Tales from the back field NATURE NOTES | Dr. Bob Collier Fall is upon us. You can probably tell from all those Asian stink bugs that are moving back into the house with you. But outside, the sumacs are already deep crimson. The dogwoods are turning, and their berries are red and ripe. Our yard mockingbird is working frantically to defend his berry trees from all comers. But soon there will be more “comers” than even he can handle. The cedar waxwings, or a flock of migrating rose-breasted grosbeaks, will likely put him out of business in a matter of a few minutes. I’ve just put new sunflower seeds in the bird feeder in hopes of encouraging the local chickadees and titmice to bring a few visiting migrants into the yard for us, but there’s still a lot of wild bird food available. Out in the back field there are a lot of grasses and wildflowers going to seed; there are still some wild grapes hanging on; there are lots of bugs, including inchworms, moths and spiders. The flocks of meat-eating birds

are going over every twig and leaf several times a day to find and gobble up whatever may be lurking there. For several years now, I’ve been leaving three sizeable patches of goldenrod to grow up and bloom in the back field. They’re peaking out right about now. That’s definitely where the action is – at least, the bug, butterfly, spider, bee and wasp action. Goldenrod attracts loads of insect life because, unlike ragweed, which is sending tons of spiky pollen grains into the air (and into our sinuses) these days, goldenrod makes heavy, sticky pollen that stays put in the blossoms until removed or eaten by something. It must be good, with considerable food value, judging by the number of customers it draws. A quick afternoon survey of a goldenrod patch generally produces a list of a couple dozen kinds of flies, bees and wasps, bugs, beetles, butterflies and spiders. Some of the visitors are eating the goldenrod pollen right there on the spot, while others are carrying it

away. You’ll see bumblebees and honeybees with the pollen sacs on their hind legs full of gathered pollen to be taken back and fed to the larvae in hive or nest. But, just as in your garden, not everything you see on your plants is there to eat them. A lot of them are there to eat the ones that are eating the plants. That’s how it is out there in the back field, a whole lot of being eaten as well as eating. Take aphids, for example. As things dry up this time of the year, you see fewer aphids because they like to suck the juices out of tender, growing parts of a plant, like your rose bushes and tomatoes. But a few things are still putting out new growth, like the seed pods of butterfly weed and flowers of the goldenrods. And there are the aphids. Aphids begin life in the spring as hatchlings from eggs laid in the previous fall. But after that, things are anything but usual for the aphids. Those spring females quickly mature and the females produce zillions of baby female aphids, by live birth, with no males involved. That is called parthenogenesis, or virgin birth, and some other organisms reproduce in the same way. I’m not making this up, honest. Aphids can produce as many as 13 generations in a season. Imagine how many that would make if every single daughter aphid survived and began producing her generations. I once read in a gardening book an estimate for how

long it would take, if every new aphid lived, for them all to equal the weight of the entire Earth. It wasn’t a very long time. Lucky for us, there are lots of things out there that love to eat aphids, ladybugs, for one, and their larvae. They eat them steadily, day after day. You can purchase ladybugs to put in your garden to clean up those aphids without chemicals and such. Another major aphid-eater is the larva of the delicate-looking lacewing fly; they munch them voraciously as well. And going at them from another approach, several species of small parasitic wasps lay their eggs in aphids and thus eat them from the inside out. Very effective. I watched the other day as a species of assassin bug with a daggerlike beak pierced aphid after aphid, sucking them dry. Thank goodness we have some help out there to keep us from being smothered by tons and tons of aphids! Another critter that’s on our side is the cool little crab spider. They run from 1/4-inch to 1/2inch in size and they hold their front two pairs of legs up and out, like a crab holds its front claws. And, like crabs, they run faster sideways and backwards than straight ahead. Crab spiders change color according to the flowers they are hiding on. They generally start out white in the spring, lurking in the white spring wildflowers. Then, toward summer, when they move

to yellow flowers, they can turn yellow in seven to 10 days. This makes for excellent camouflage for their line of work: they make no web, but instead, hide amongst the parts of a flower and wait for insect prey to come to the flower for pollen, and then pounce, grab and eat. They often catch insects larger than they are. Once when I was out photographing butterflies, I spotted a nice gray hairstreak butterfly, known to be fast and skittish. It was on a milkweed blossom and I approached it with care and stealth, snapping a photo each time I got a little closer. This was in film days and each slide taken added up to more money at the photo store. As I got really close, I suddenly remembered words I’d read in an article about photographing butterflies: “Sometimes a difficult butterfly that you can get really close to is actually dead and in the clutches of a crab spider.” Well, they were right. The one-inch butterfly was in the grasp of a little yellow 3/8-inch crab spider, with nothing much left but the wings! Vegetarians? Ladybugs and crab spiders wouldn’t understand what you were talking about. And it’s a good thing that they, along with all those birds scouring the leaves and branches, feel that way about it or we would have, as they say, a real situation on our hands.

Chamber seeks Volunteer Star nominations Nominations for the annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award are now being accepted from all areas of Union County. This award celebrates the efforts of those volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service. One youth and one adult volunteer will be selected and recognized at the Union County Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Feb. 8. Nominees will be judged based on the community’s need of the volunteer service performed, initiative taken to perform the service, creativity used to solve a community problem and the impact of the service on the community. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Chamber Office, 1001 Main St., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Forms must be returned to the Chamber by Dec. 1.

MOMS expands area The MOMS Club of the Maynardville area has expanded into the Big Ridge area (Andersonville/Heiskell) 37705 and 37754. If you are interested in joining the MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) club for fun, local, low cost activities and playgroups with local moms and their children or for more info, contact Darlene, 7124560, or Eden, 687-2469.

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Standing for pink By Cindy Taylor Union County High School students stood for pink at the Sept. 28 home football game with the “Save the Ta-Tas Bedazzle the Bra”

competition. Their goal was to raise breast cancer awareness and support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Bras of all shapes and sizes were decorated and on

display at the high school and then at the game. The concept started with the UCHS Cheerios and grew from there. Each bra had a container. Votes could be

cast during school hours and at the ballgame by placing money in the containers. The winning bra “Go Pink” brought in $100 in votes. Through the combined effort of students, teachers and the community, the 17 bra designers raised more than $750 for the Komen Foundation.




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Homecomings ■ Mountain View Church of God of the Union Assembly, 336 Tazewell Pike in Luttrell, will host its homecoming celebration Sunday, Oct. 14. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m.; worship service at 10:40 a.m. Guest singers: One Purpose from Cartersville, Ga. Following the worship service, the congregation will gather at Luttrell Park for an afternoon of food, games and gospel singing. Bring a lawn chair.

Medication review The East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability and Walgreens will provide free medication reviews to adults age 60 and over in Union County. Walgreens pharmacists will review medication lists to identify any potential complications. Contact the Union County Office on Aging for a form to list medications and forward the form to Walgreens. Once the review is complete, Walgreens will contact the consumer. Info: 992-3292 or 992-0361.


The heart of Team Milah By Cindy Taylor Team Milah raised $175 at the Greater Knoxville Heart Walk for the American Heart Association held Sept. 23. Milah Shoffner, 4, a heart surgery survivor, made the entire five-mile walk along with more than 75 of her friends, family and staff from Paulette Elementary School. School cheerleaders walked as a part of their vol- Milah Shoffner inspired many unteer community time. to join her on the Greater “My family and I are so Knoxville Heart Walk. Photo by excited that people from Cindy Taylor Some of the Union County High School FFA students who participated in the Tennessee Valley Fair are: (front) Colton Rutherford, the school and community Coty Muncey, Justin Vallone, Chris Elliott, Dakota Smith, Charles England, Tommy Foust, Dylan Berry; (back) Eric Holloway, Derrick joined us this year,” said The event was held at the Savage and Joseph Houser. Photos by Cindy Taylor mom Nicole Shoffner. “It World’s Fair Park and monwas a wonderful day for all ey raised went to the Ameriof us.” can Heart Association.

Union County High School Athlete of the Week Shayne Crutchfield By Cindy Taylor Shayne Crutchfield can barely remember a time in his life when he wasn’t playing football. The Union Crutchfield County High School senior says it is the only sport he ever wanted to play. “I’ve played since I was old enough to be in pads,”

he said. “I like to watch Peyton Manning play even though I play a different position.” Crutchfield plays linebacker and offensive line for the Patriots. “Shayne is a great leader on and off the field,” said coach Danny Satterfield. “His passion for self-improvement is relentless. He serves as an inspiration for the whole team.” Crutchfield loves the game but hasn’t decided if he wants to continue to play in college. His career plans are leaning toward kinesiology and personal training.

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The FFA Chapter in Union County won big at the Tennessee Valley Fair with several students bringing home ribbons: Derrick Savage, first place, Boat Anchor; Eric Holloway second place, Hay Unroller; Joseph Houser, fifth place, Porch Swing; Dylan Berry, first place, Tobacco Knife; Dakota Smith, second place, Tobacco Knife; Justin Vallone, third place, Fire Rake; Charles England, first, second and third place, Honey; Isaac Capps, first

and second place, eggs; Kelsie Phillips, second place, eggs; Tonya Woods, first place, eggs; Coty Muncey, first place, snap beans; and Dustin Varner, second place, jalapeño peppers, and fifth place, cherry tomatoes. Other students recognized were: Chris Elliot, Cainin Human, Tommy Foust, Tyler Richmond, John Parker, Union County High School students Isaac Capps and Kelsie PhilStone Gibson and Shayla lips competed at the Tennessee Valley Fair with farm fresh eggs. Helms. There were 34 entries from 20 students with 17 placing in the top five. – Cindy Taylor

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Union County High School FFA students John Parker, Tyler Richmond, Cody Faulkner and Dustin Varner grew peppers for the fair.

Union County High School student Devin Overton brought chickens to the Tennessee Valley Fair.

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Hamilton Cemetery needs donations The historic Hamilton Cemetery needs donations to help with mowing and maintenance. The cemetery contains graves of some of the area’s first settlers, including members of the McPhetridge, Lay, Smith, Cook, Yadon, Kitts, Booker, Edmondson and Lambdin families. All donations are tax deductible and may be sent to John Cabage, 740 Cabbage Cemetery Road, Washburn, TN 37888. Info: 497-2287.

Donations needed for Stiner Cemetery Stiner Cemetery, located on Leadmine Bend Road beside the old Rush Strong School, is in need of donations. If you have family members buried in this cemetery and want to contribute, make checks payable to Stiner Ridge Cemetery Fund and send donations to caretaker: Wilma Barnard, 271 Shoffner Road, Sharps Chapel, TN 37866. There are 228 known burials in this cemetery.

Weston Griffey listens as a Cumberland Gap volunteer explains life through the eyes of Daniel Boone. Photo by Cindy Taylor

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Chiropractic Outlook By Dr. Darrell Johnson, DC A number of celebrities have stepped forward in recent years to extol the benefits of chiropractic treatment. They’ve ranged from professional golfers to motocross riders and rodeo performers to professional running backs. Two of the more recent names to step forward, and who will actually appear in advertisements for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), are quarterback Aaron Rodgers and actor Danny Glover. Rodgers’s father, Ed, is a doctor of chiropractic. Glover, well-known for his action movie partnership with Mel Gibson, is a chiropractic patient and also a friend of another F4CP figure, Jerry Rice, the retired Hall of Fame wide receiver. In an advertising campaign that’s under way, Rodgers appears with his father, and Glover with his chiropractor. As part of Rodgers’s involvement, F4CP will contribute to a project in which Rodgers will buy football helmets with new concussion-reduction technology for the members of the Chico (Calif.) High school football team. Visit a chiropractor regularly to keep your body in top working order. Brought to you as a community service by Union County Chiropractic; 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, TN; 992-7000.

Two hundred and twenty-five Horace Maynard Middle School students traveled back in time to Cumberland Gap National Park on Sept. 21 for the annual Appalachian Heritage Fest. Students experienced life in the Appalachian Mountains during settlement times and sampled period foods. Demonstrations consisted of apple butter making and coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains. “Overall, the event gave students a new perspective on this region,” said history teacher Anthony Malone. “They got to experience the beauty of the Cumberland Gap and see firsthand the hardships early settlers faced as they forged the frontier.”

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Eiko Travaglini. Register by Oct. 17. Info: 494-9854,



Clinch River Antiques Festival in Clinton. 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Info: Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, 457-2559 or www.


Rouse family reunion, family of Bill and Pheonie Rouse, will be at Senior Citizens Center in Sharps Chapel. Friends and family invited. Info: 9472596. Craft bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 4329 Emory Road in Halls. Felted Wool Animals class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Instructors: Nancy Shedden and Tammy Straut. Register by Oct. 8. Info: 494-9854, Fundraiser for Dustin Boles: Wilson Park and Union County High School. Car and truck show, 11 a.m. at the high school. Entry fee: $10. Singing, 4:30 p.m., Wilson Park. Info: Joe, 201-5748; Janet, 2937435; Candy, 363-3762. Great Strides Walk, Wilson Park on Highway 33 in Maynardville. Held in memory of Beth Holloway to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Registration, 9 a.m.; the walk begins 10 a.m. Info: great_strides.

Harvest Celebration, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Thorn Grove Baptist Church, 10200 Thorn Grove Pike. Food, music, live auction, games, vendors. Info: 933-5771 or www. Pottery Handbuilding for Kids, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 6 and up, Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Instructor: Alison Greenhouse. Register by Oct. 23. Info: 494-9854, Fall festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Powerhouse Ministries Freewill Baptist Church, 1521 Main St, in Maynardville. Food, talent contest, music, arts and crafts, and games for the kids. Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund. Fall festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Little Flat Creek Baptist Church, 9132 E. Emory Road. Antique cars, food, refreshments, games, horseshoes, music, guest speakers preaching in the log church; Vesper service at cemetery.

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Fall festival, 2-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Northside Christian Church, 4008 Tazewell Pike. Info: Margie Jones, 933-7798. Rummage sale, 8 a.m., Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road NE in Heiskell. House Mountain Quilters craft sale at The Pit Stop, 1650 Tazewell Pike in Corryton, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 992-3100. Heritage Festival, eighth annual event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wilson Park. Road block to benefit the UC Children’s Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., state Route 33. Ride Like an Animal fundraiser for the Union County Humane Society. Info: www. or 992-7969. Maynardville Main Street Cruise-In, noon-4 p.m. in the parking lot at 1001 Main St. Free event. Info: 992-0512 or 992-9161. Singing, 6 p.m., Texas Valley Baptist Church, 7100 Texas Valley Road. Info: Pastor Corey Carroll, 688-6189. Homemade BBQ, Bluegrass and Ice Cream Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by the Knox Farmer’s Co-op, 3903 Fountain Valley Drive behind the stock barn in Halls. Fall festival, House Mountain Baptist Church on Washington Pike, 4-8 p.m. Food, games, activities.

TUESDAY, OCT. 9 Breast cancer screenings, Union County. Info: 541-1312. Cattleman’s Association open meeting, 6:30 p.m., UT Extension Office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Open to all cattle owners. Light snacks will be provided by UT Extension. Info: 992-8038 or

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 Luttrell Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 992-3292.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11 First Line - First Page - First Chapter writing workshop, 6-8 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Instructor: Kathleen Fearing. Register by Oct. 8. Info: 494-9854, www. Fall Porch Sale at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Info: 494-9854, www. Quilting Classes at Adult Day Services resume,


SUNDAY, OCT. 14 Shoffner reunion, 11 a.m. at the Sharps Chapel community building. Bring a covered dish. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 Sharps Chapel Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 992-3292.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 Union County Community Choir practice, 7 p.m., Alder Springs Baptist Church on Hickory Star Road. All are welcome to participate.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, 8 a.m.-noon, Wolfe Road Convenience Center, 295 Wolfe Road, Luttrell. Sponsored by Union County Solid Waste Authority, Keep Union County Beautiful and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Info: Becky Munsey, 992-2666. Fall Festival, 3:30-7 p.m., Fellowship Christian Church, 746 Tazewell Pike, Luttrell. Gospel singing on the porch, food, games, antique cars. All are welcome.

Japanese Temari Balls class, 1-5 p.m. Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Instructor:

Union County Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Darrell Johnson, DC 865.992.7000 110 Skyline Dr., Maynardville, TN 37807

Halloween Carnival hosted by Adult Day Services, 1-3 p.m. Activities geared for toddlers/preschoolers and seniors, but kids of all ages are welcome. Info: Kathy Chesney, 745-1626.

THURSDAY, NOV. 1 Union County Community Choir practice, 7 p.m., Alder Springs Baptist Church on Hickory Star Road. All are welcome to participate.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 1-3 Tapestry Weaving Basics, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Instructor: Tommye Scanlin. Register by Oct. 26. Info: 494-9854,

FRIDAY, NOV. 2 The Paulette Pawlapalooza, 6-8 p.m., Paulette Elementary. Games, bounce house, haunted hallway, food and cake walks. Info: 243-4684.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 Luttrell Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 992-3292.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21 Sharps Chapel Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 992-3292.



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Luttrell Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 992-3292.

COUNTY BAIL BONDING Freedom is just 150 Court Street Maynardville, TN a Call Away 992-6511

Agents: Von Richardson & Kenneth Janeway

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Locally owned & operated 24/7 Hr. Service / 365 days a year Major credit cards

Save the date! Saturday October 6, 2012 Pre-Registration by September 28, 2012

Registration Starts at 10 AM-Bikes Out at Noon

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UNION COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY 719 Hickory Star Road, Maynardville Directions available at Phone: 992-7969

Ride like an animal.

6th Annual Union County Humane Society Motorcycle Ride

Yummy! $5 Lube Gift Card for all Registrants

$20 1 Rider includes T-Shirt • $30 1 Rider & 1 Passenger includes 2 T-Shirts T-Shirts available while supplies last

Pay Online Pay Credit Card by phone 865-992-7969 • Pay with check by mail


Contact Persons: Linda Mckinnis 865-556-0290 Pid LaWare 865-278-3099 Erin Warwick Martin 877-783-5279

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